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Born: 1885, Baildon
Died: 28 November 1917
Buried: Ramleh War Cemetery
Address: 21 Adelaide Street, Woodbottom, Baildon
Parents: Albert & Maria
Spouse:
Siblings: 7 including Tom
Occupation: Chauffeur (1911)
Organisations/clubs:
Military
Rank: Farrier Sgt
Medals/awards:
Rolls of Honour: Baildon
Children:
Regiment: Berkshire Yeomanry
Charlie Newall
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Charlie Newall was the son of Albert Newall from Burley and his wife Maria who came from Norfolk but they had been living in Baildon for many years and had 11 children there, eight of whom were surviving in 1911. Charlie had served in the Boer War in the Dragoon Guards, as had his elder brother Tom, who had again left behind his wife and two children, and was now in the trenches in France. Charlie was also quickly recalled to serve. The army was in need of a constant supply of good horses in France and Charlie was one of the men
responsible for making sure they got it. Recently promoted to Farrier- Sergeant in October 1914, he was based at Canterbury where they prepared more than 100 horses a day for the front line. On 14 December 1917, the Shipley Times & Express reported on Baildon casualties including: “The sad intelligence reached Mr and Mrs A Newall of Sun Place, Woodbottom, on Friday morning that one of their sons, Charles, had died of wounds while serving in the Eastern War Theatre. Much sympathy is felt with the family in their bereavement.”
This was followed up by another report on 25 January: “Farrier Sgt Charles Newall, son of Mr and Mrs A Newall of Sun Place, Woodbottom, was killed in action by a shell a few weeks ago whilst on active service in Palestine. “Sgt Newall was drafted to Palestine in March 1917 with the Dragoon Guards. He was a time expired man, having served 18 year with the Colours and he went through the South African campaign. “The sympathy of the residents of Baildon goes out to the family in their sad bereavement.”
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